Offered is a very old E.R. Durkee & Co. salad dressing bottle. Inscribed on the face is "E.R. DURKEE & CO. - SALAD DRESSING - NEW YORK and on the bottle bottom is inscribed "BOTTLE PATENTED APRIL 17,1897" along with a non-decipherable logo. A close look shows several air bubbles in the glass and an overall light tinge of purple from the manganese content. Note that there is one very small chip on the top of the bottle that shows best in the last photo attached.
This bottle measures approximately 6 3/4" tall and 2 1/2" round at the base. A really nice piece to use as a bud vase or to add to any bottle collection.